LibriVox recording of THE REPAIRMAN, by Harry Harrison.
Read by Phil Chenevert
This is a collection of 3 of Harry Harrison's marvelous earlier stories that were published in Galaxy, Analog and Fantastic Universe. The Repairman (1958) is a straight fun SF story of a man getting a job done. It is most typical of his later style in series like the Stainless Steel Rat; Toy Shop (1962), a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it and The Velvet Glove (1956), my favorite for its writing style, fun perspective, sly social commentary on the scene in 1956 and just plain delightful imagination. And he manages to pack excitement and mystery in at the same time.
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September 14, 2012 Subject:
What a fun set of stories!
The summary covers the plots of the individual stories. I agree with the summary, The Velvet Glove is my favorite. I hope there was a sequel! :-)
Phil does his usual bang-up job. Thanks Phil!
September 11, 2012 Subject:
The Repairman and other stories
Thanks for a fun read; very enjoyable listening!